Stickney Mansion in Illinois is said to be a haunted house. News reports say “over the years, two men who carry a badge and gun” have quit their jobs over the supernatural events.” That may be because the Stickney Mansion is now where the Village of Bull Valley and its police department are housed. Yipes, I wouldn’t want to work there.
As early as 2005 the Bull Valley Police Chief, Norbert Sauers, described paranormal happenings at the Stickney Mansion. He said the village employees have heard noises that defy explanation like hearing footsteps in the upper ballroom that is used for storage.
Why is hearing foot steps in the ballroom creepy? The original owner George Stickney had a belief in spiritualism. He went so far as to build the mansion with no corners so spirits could roam about and not get caught in corners. There were no 90 degree angles between walls. Fast forward and today the only round corners are on the exterior.
It’s creepy hearing noises coming from the storage room because George Stickney and his family held seances on the second floor ballroom. They had ten children and only three survived into adulthood. Having seances may be how they tried to communicate with their lost children. Continue Reading